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Help me piece out my loop

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Hey all, after dabbling in water cooling my cpu and gpu with a Swiftech H220, I'm looking to go full custom now. I already have the waterblocks for the gpu's (Swiftech Komodo 7970 version) and the WC bridge (again, Swiftech) but I need some help piecing together the rest of the loop. My case is a Corsair 900D, and I want to watercool the cpu+2 gpu's. I have plenty of rad space available so I've been toying with the idea of using 2 480mm radiators (after all, this is overkill.net, right? thumb.gif)

My current PSU is a Seasonic X750 Gold which will be switched out with a Corsair AX860 once I get the rest of the sleeved cables in.

Ideally, I'd like to use this as the cpu block if only because I plan on using Mayhem's Pastel Red fluid.

I also plan on using SP120 fans since GT fans are going away and I already have 6 SP120's.

Could you, the wonderful members of OCN, recommend a 480mm radiator in push/pull configuration that will fit without issues with my MVIE motherboard, pump (PWM if available), non-bay reservoir, and any necessary fittings? Oh, and I'd like to put in a drain for easy drain and fill.

Thanks in advance!
Edited by Diablo85 - 12/16/13 at 7:20pm
post #2 of 34
There are probably a ton of 900D builds here that you can look at for help. Look at drain/fill ports in these, as well as the maximum thickness of rad they use.
Good radiator brands are Alphacool NexXxoS, Black Ice (the SR-1 is very good, but expensive), the EK XTX, and XSPC (AX480 is a good high-FPI rad).

Just general wc parts advice: D5 Vario or PWM for the pump (also known as MCP655), with a top.
Any compression fittings will do (you need two for each part, pretty much). 90, 60, 45, 30 degree fittings are also useful.
For the res some good ones are EK X3, FrozenQ (bit pricy), AquaComputer Aqualis, and Bitspower Z-Multi.

If you haven't already, take a look at the many water cooling guides out there (many of which are right here on OCN).
post #3 of 34
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would this be a good start?

post #4 of 34
Well that pump already comes with a plexi top so no need for another one, lol tongue.gif

All those parts look good, what brand of tubing are you using? Primochill Advanced LRT is recommended by many people.

I don't know if 60mm rads are supported in push-pull in 900Ds, you would have to ask someone else about that.

That's not just a start, if that's not a good water cooling loop I don't know what is. thumb.gif Just add a few things that you already mentioned and I think you will be set (except for maybe a few unforeseen things in the loop, that always happens). Oh and see if you need any angled adapters (especially 90 degrees) in your plans, they help a lot with tube routing.
post #5 of 34
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Originally Posted by WarpPrism View Post

Well that pump already comes with a plexi top so no need for another one, lol tongue.gif

All those parts look good, what brand of tubing are you using? Primochill Advanced LRT is recommended by many people.

I don't know if 60mm rads are supported in push-pull in 900Ds, you would have to ask someone else about that.

That's not just a start, if that's not a good water cooling loop I don't know what is. thumb.gif Just add a few things that you already mentioned and I think you will be set (except for maybe a few unforeseen things in the loop, that always happens). Oh and see if you need any angled adapters (especially 90 degrees) in your plans, they help a lot with tube routing.

I'll see if i can put together a mock up of the tube routing that i plan to take. I'll probably post that sometime later today as it's already 2 A.M. here. That and frozencpu is OOS on both the fans and mayhem's pastel red. I'm considering using either durelene tubing or the Primochill advanced, not sure which yet.
Edited by Diablo85 - 12/16/13 at 11:08pm
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Originally Posted by Diablo85 View Post

I'll see if i can put together a mock up of the tube routing that i plan to take. I'll probably post that sometime later today as it's already 2 A.M. here. That and frozencpu is OOS on both the fans and mayhem's pastel red. I'm considering using either durelene tubing or the Primochill advanced, not sure which yet.

I think Durelene has a bit more clouding than the Advanced LRT, but is much cheaper. They are both good tubing though.

The fans you can get at Newegg or Amazon, with free shipping (assuming you are in US) for cheaper than you probably would on FCPU.

Good idea to draw the tube routing, it's very important to plan when builiding a wc loop.
post #7 of 34
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Originally Posted by WarpPrism View Post

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Originally Posted by Diablo85 View Post

I'll see if i can put together a mock up of the tube routing that i plan to take. I'll probably post that sometime later today as it's already 2 A.M. here. That and frozencpu is OOS on both the fans and mayhem's pastel red. I'm considering using either durelene tubing or the Primochill advanced, not sure which yet.

I think Durelene has a bit more clouding than the Advanced LRT, but is much cheaper. They are both good tubing though.

The fans you can get at Newegg or Amazon, with free shipping (assuming you are in US) for cheaper than you probably would on FCPU.

Good idea to draw the tube routing, it's very important to plan when builiding a wc loop.

There are so many possible tube routes for every possible block config you can think of.

Its pretty hard to mess up putting tube in a loop. But the idea is to keep it short and clean.
post #8 of 34
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There are so many possible tube routes for every possible block config you can think of.

Its pretty hard to mess up putting tube in a loop. But the idea is to keep it short and clean.

Well there are always those issues with fitting your parts where you want them such as res, drain line, etc. But since Diablo85 is using a 900D it shouldn't be too much of a problem. tongue.gif Besides if you plan ahead you will know which angled fittings to purchase to make your loop look the best it can.
post #9 of 34
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Originally Posted by WarpPrism View Post

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Originally Posted by Xinoxide View Post

There are so many possible tube routes for every possible block config you can think of.

Its pretty hard to mess up putting tube in a loop. But the idea is to keep it short and clean.

Well there are always those issues with fitting your parts where you want them such as res, drain line, etc. But since Diablo85 is using a 900D it shouldn't be too much of a problem. tongue.gif Besides if you plan ahead you will know which angled fittings to purchase to make your loop look the best it can.

That aesthetic comes at a high price.

I myself just purchsed about 6 angle adapters total. its like $100. arrowheadsmiley.png
post #10 of 34
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Originally Posted by Xinoxide View Post

That aesthetic comes at a high price.

I myself just purchsed about 6 angle adapters total. its like $100. arrowheadsmiley.png

Bitspower? Some adapters are just $4 apiece. I've noticed XSPC makes what are probably the cheapest compressions and adapters on the market. Don't know about their quality though. Adapters also help with headaches and annoyances you can have with tube kinking, as well, though, so there's another reason to get them.

And yes aesthetics often come at a high price. tongue.gif
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